National Fisherman


This year’s scalloping season has area baymen working harder and residents paying more for those tasty, blue-eyed gems of the Peconic.
 
The cautious optimism that greeted the Nov. 4 opening day of the local Atlantic bay scallop season is no more, as those searching for and those selling the popular shellfish said the season is “worse” than most.
 
“It can take a half a day at least to get one [bushel],” said Ed Densieski of Riverhead. “My numbers are definitely off.”
 
Read the full story at Riverhead News Review

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